It's fair to say there's plenty of excitement around Nintendo Life and Push Square at the moment in regards to the upcoming release of The Wonderful 101: Remastered. But here? Not quite so much. That's because while the game is coming to PC (along with PS4 and Switch) later this year, it won't be coming to Xbox One.
In a recent interview with Gematsu, Platinum Games senior vice president and game designer Hideki Kamiya explained why an Xbox One port isn't currently in the works.
"We did plan and want to release on Xbox One. But the fact of the matter was that the original engine for the game and the engine for the Xbox One are very different, and it’s not easy to port like the other systems. So as a result of that, unfortunately and regrettably, we had to relinquish the Xbox One release.”
The interviewer went on to question whether Kamiya would rule out an Xbox One version entirely, and while he was reluctant to do just that, he admitted it would be a very expensive proposition.
“It’s just a very costly thing to do and we don’t have the ability to do it in-house. I don’t want to say it will never happen. If the right things come together and we get enough money, it might be possible, but it’s just an expensive thing to do. We did want to do it—it’s purely for that reason that we couldn’t.”
For now, then, it seems as though The Wonderful 101: Remastered for Xbox One is a distant possibility at best. For everyone else, the remastered version of the 2013 Wii U cult classic drops in May, having undergone a very successful Kickstarter campaign earlier this year. How disappointed are you by the news? Let us know what you think of PlatinumGames' comments below.